Steele, North Dakota

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Steele, North Dakota
City
Kidder County Courthouse in Steele
Kidder County Courthouse in Steele
Location of Steele, North Dakota
Location of Steele, North Dakota
Coordinates: 46°51′22″N 99°55′00″W / 46.85611°N 99.91667°W / 46.85611; -99.91667
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Kidder
Area[1]
 • Total 0.57 sq mi (1.48 km2)
 • Land 0.57 sq mi (1.48 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,860 ft (567 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 715
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 712
 • Density 1,254.4/sq mi (484.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 58482
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-75780
GNIS feature ID 1032298[4]
Website www.steelend.com

Steele is a city in Kidder County, North Dakota, United States. It is the county seat of Kidder County.[5] The population was 715 at the 2010 census.[6]

Although they bear the same name, the city of Steele is not in Steele County.

History[edit]

The city was founded in 1880 and became county seat in 1881. It was named for Colonel Wilbur F. Steele.[7]

Geography[edit]

Steele is located at 46°51′22″N 99°55′00″W / 46.856066°N 99.916606°W / 46.856066; -99.916606Coordinates: 46°51′22″N 99°55′00″W / 46.856066°N 99.916606°W / 46.856066; -99.916606 (46.856066, -99.916606).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.57 square miles (1.48 km2), all of it land.[1]

Climate[edit]

On July 6, 1936, the temperature in Steele soared to 121 °F (49 °C), the highest temperature ever recorded in the state of North Dakota. This event, during the 1936 North American heat wave, is even more remarkable in light of the fact that since 1948, the temperature has not exceeded 109 °F (43 °C). Never before or since has such extreme heat been recorded so far north on the North American continent. A prolonged period of extreme drought across the entire Great Plains contributed to the extreme heat. Record high temperatures for 15 states fell that summer. In the United States, higher temperatures have been recorded in only four states: California, Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico. (Kansas set its own 121 °F record on July 24.)

Climate data for Steele, North Dakota
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 54
(12)
61
(16)
79
(26)
93
(34)
95
(35)
106
(41)
121
(49)
106
(41)
105
(41)
95
(35)
76
(24)
60
(16)
121
(49)
Average high °F (°C) 21
(−6)
26
(−3)
38
(3)
56
(13)
68
(20)
76
(24)
83
(28)
82
(28)
71
(22)
57
(14)
38
(3)
24
(−4)
53.3
(11.8)
Average low °F (°C) 2
(−17)
6
(−14)
18
(−8)
31
(−1)
43
(6)
52
(11)
58
(14)
55
(13)
45
(7)
32
(0)
18
(−8)
6
(−14)
30.5
(−0.9)
Record low °F (°C) −42
(−41)
−36
(−38)
−28
(−33)
−7
(−22)
12
(−11)
29
(−2)
37
(3)
32
(0)
14
(−10)
−3
(−19)
−24
(−31)
−40
(−40)
−42
(−41)
Precipitation inches (mm) 0.53
(13.5)
0.49
(12.4)
1.04
(26.4)
1.31
(33.3)
2.65
(67.3)
3.11
(79)
3.19
(81)
2.14
(54.4)
1.92
(48.8)
1.66
(42.2)
0.82
(20.8)
0.53
(13.5)
19.39
(492.6)
[citation needed]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 133
1900 185 39.1%
1910 500 170.3%
1920 550 10.0%
1930 519 −5.6%
1940 721 38.9%
1950 762 5.7%
1960 847 11.2%
1970 696 −17.8%
1980 796 14.4%
1990 762 −4.3%
2000 761 −0.1%
2010 715 −6.0%
Est. 2012 712 −0.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]
2012 Estimate[10]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 715 people, 316 households, and 194 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,254.4 inhabitants per square mile (484.3 /km2). There were 362 housing units at an average density of 635.1 per square mile (245.2 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.9% White, 0.7% African American, 0.3% Native American, 2.1% Asian, 0.7% from other races, and 0.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.5% of the population.

There were 316 households of which 27.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.8% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.6% were non-families. 35.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.89.

The median age in the city was 41.9 years. 25.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.6% were from 25 to 44; 25.5% were from 45 to 64; and 21.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.8% male and 52.2% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 761 people, 336 households, and 191 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,338.5 people per square mile (515.5/km²). There were 367 housing units at an average density of 645.5 per square mile (248.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.61% White, 0.13% African American and 0.26% Native American.

There were 336 households out of which 23.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.6% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.9% were non-families. 40.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 28.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.6% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 22.9% from 25 to 44, 17.9% from 45 to 64, and 31.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 87.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $27,841, and the median income for a family was $37,778. Males had a median income of $35,250 versus $20,673 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,767. About 8.7% of families and 14.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.1% of those under age 18 and 20.0% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-14. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-14. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  6. ^ "2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File". American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2 May 2011. 
  7. ^ "Profile for Steele, North Dakota". ePodunk. Retrieved 2010-06-21. 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  9. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved October 30, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Retrieved October 30, 2013. 

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